Computer & software recommendations
We recommend that all students come with a well equipped laptop computer (for free movement across the college). WiFi is available throughout our campus and all residence halls have ethernet ports.
You are not required to purchase a computer or software, as we have computer labs for you to use. To get by using our labs alone, however, will require your careful time management.
Internet service & device discount
If you receive a Pell Grant, or if your household has low income or has experienced significant income loss since February 2020, then you may qualify for a federal discount on your internet service and a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer. Act quickly; funds are limited and the program will end 6 months after the COVID-19 health emergency is declared over.
Operating System: Windows 10
Majors with no additional suggestions
All education majors
Useful items & antivirus
Headset with microphone
For remote class meetings.
10 foot cat6 ethernet cable
For a wired connection in your residence hall.
And an ACC ethernet adapter.
If your laptop does not have an ethernet port.
HDMI, mini display port, or USB-C adapter
If your laptop does not have these ports.
To present in our smart classrooms.
500GB or larger external hard drive or solid state drive (SSD)
To backup up your laptop’s hard drive.
We recommend using Windows Security, which is a default on all Windows 10 computers. If you have a computer without Security, then we suggest choosing a software with up-to-date definitions and routinely scheduled virus scans.
No antivirus is required to connect to the York College network.
We do not provide antivirus software.